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Woman, 25, who lost her eye to cancer and was diagnosed with five tumours in her brain after having a seizure shares pictures of how she matches her elaborate eye patches to her outfits

Source: Daily Mail UK, January 2019 A 25-year-old woman who lost her eye to cancer takes her new look in her stride by matching her elaborate eye patches to her outfits. Jess Van Zeil, from Melbourne, was forced to have her left eye removed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive eye cancer called ocular melanoma […]

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Cate Campbell reveals melanoma scare on Instagram

Source: Courier Mail, January 2019 SWIMMING world record holder Cate Campbell has revealed how she avoided a potentially deadly melanoma scare. A month after claiming the Olympic program swimmer of the year award, Campbell detailed how she was diagnosed with stage one melanoma. Campbell sisters’ long-distance relationships Sisters confirm relocation to NSW How heartbreak shaped […]

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Sutherland Shire melanoma patient undergoing clinical trial for innovative treatment

Source: St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, November 2018 A Sylvania melanoma patient is taking part in groundbreaking research ahead of Skin Cancer Awareness Week (November 19-25). Carrie Palmer, 47, noticed a lump in her knee, which turned out to be stage 3 melanoma, in October last year. “It looked like a blood blister,” she said. “Purely for vanity […]

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Sun protection: New swimwear line has you covered

Source: news.com.au, November 2018 BRISBANE mum Alyshia Morris was shaken to the core when she was diagnosed with two melanomas at the age of 32. She’s turned her negative experience into a positive, coming up with a way to not only stay sun smart herself, but encourage others to do the same. BRISBANE mother Alyshia […]

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